Fundamentalisti

Original name Fundamentalisti
Kirjoittajat Juha Jokela
Original language Finnish
Premiere year 2006
Theater Teatteri Jurkka
Keywords Drama

Performances abroad

Theater Aachen, Germany 2010;
Staged reading, Copenhagen, Denmark, 6.5.2006

Synopsis

Persons: 1 female and 1 male
Markus 49 years
Heidi 38 years

The story is told in these times (year 2006). The events are located to have happened between two and twenty years from present day.

Markus wants to tell in public his own version of the events that led to his parting of the priest’s ministry.

The process got started when Heidi, the supervisor of a confirmation class that took place twenty years ago, and who now has come to faith, arrived to convert the liberal minded Markus. The retrograde memory of closeness had left a painful feeling of guild in both of them. The play pictures how Heidi’s and Markus’ debates about the historicality of the bible and the confessionality of faith rise and come to a crisis. Eventually, the sexual closeness between them becomes unavoidable. Yet Markus draws back from the relationship as he understands that his love is only based on imaginations. Heidi can not handle to get abandoned and gets caught in a psychosis.

During the play Markus’ lonely contemplations with the audience take turn with flashbacks of his and Heidi’s shared meetings. The play does not give any final answer nor makes any judgement, but leaves – without forgetting a good-hearted irony and humour – the spectator to ponder the difficult moral and ethical questions by himself.

Translations

Language English
Translation name The Fundamentalist
Translators Eva Buchwald
Copies available Nordic Drama Corner, www.dramacorner.fi, office(at)dramacorner.fi
Drama agency Nordic Drama Corner, www.dramacorner.fi, office(at)dramacorner.fi

Language Swedish
Translation name Fundamentalisten
Translators Jan Nåls
Copies available Nordic Drama Corner, www.dramacorner.fi, office(at)dramacorner.fi
Drama agency Nordic Drama Corner, www.dramacorner.fi, office(at)dramacorner.fi

Language Russian
Translation name ФУНДАМЕНТАЛИСТЫ
Translators Boris Sergejev
Copies available Nordic Drama Corner, www.dramacorner.fi, office(at)dramacorner.fi
Drama agency Nordic Drama Corner, www.dramacorner.fi, office(at)dramacorner.fi

Language German
Translation name Der Fundamentalist
Translators Juha Päätalo
Copies available Hartmann & Stauffer GmbH, www.hsverlag.com
Drama agency Hartmann & Stauffer GmbH, www.hsverlag.com

Language Danish
Translation name Fundamentalisten
Translators Niklas Nyman Holdgaard
Copies available Nordic Drama Corner, www.dramacorner.fi, office(at)dramacorner.fi
Drama agency Nordic Drama Corner, www.dramacorner.fi, office(at)dramacorner.fi

Language Spanish
Translation name Fundamentalista
Translators Luisa Gutiérrez Ruiz
Julkaisija Theatre Info Finland (TINFO)
Copies available Nordic Drama Corner ltd
Drama agency Nordic Drama Corner ltd